Articles tagged Gordon Watney

Page 10 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1948

149 Cars

(In this interesting contribution, G. R. N. Minchin, at our request, describes some of his 149 personal motor-vehicles. - Ed. My present two cars are my 148th and 149th, and let me say that if anyone should think this is a record, it is not, as I know someone who has had 212! In my opinion every real motorist should start with motor-cycles and thereby graduate to cars. A sweeping statement...

Page 15 of February 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, February 1945

RUMBLINGS

4%) '4.4" .";;" .4" • This month's cover picture is a tribute to the late Percy Maclure, who died recently in Coventry at the age of 37, after an illness lasting for Percy many months. He is shown at Don Maclure ington at the wheel of one of his famous Rileys, driving, as was characteristic of him, without goggles. Because of family connections Maclure drove Riley cars, and it was common...

Page 55 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, January 1987

Mercedes Mysteries

We have become accustomed to the saying that every other Bugatti was owned at some time by Malcom Campbell and that any 250F Maserati is apt to have been driven by Fangio. This tendency to exaggeration isn't new. As far back as 1903 the Mercedes Sixty with which Jenatzy won the Gordon Bennett race over the Athy course in Ireland became a coveted car, because of the "Red Devil"s spirited driving...

Page 46 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1999

First Sightings

Before the television age, the first chance British enthusiasts had to see the Grand Prix cars was at Brooklands, often long after their GP career was over. Bill Boddy recalls them In the days before TV coverage of motor racing, the first opportunity for enthusiasts to actually see Grand Prix cars in action was usually at Brooklands, except for the very few who went abroad. Anyway, GP racing...

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 105 of January 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, January 1998

Neville Minchin - A Great Motorist

George Robery Neville Minchin MA was well-known in the motor industry as a supplier of batteries to Rolls-Royce from his two companies, Peto and Radford and Chloride Electrical Co. He was also a keen motorist, who between 1910 and 1950 owned 13 motorcycles and 154 cars. His first acquaintance with a motor vehicle was when a student, Frank McClean, showed him the motor tricycle he owned. Minchin's...

Page 44 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1997

The Motor Racing of Capt. G.E.T. Eyston, O.B.E., M.C.

He is remembered as the man who pushed back boundaries of speed, but behind the record-breaker was a racer of distinction. Bill Boddy recalls a versatile and respected driver Back in 1974 i had the pleasure of interviwing Capt GET Eyston for Motor Sport. He was the best known and most successful of all the recordbreakers, to the extent of three times taking the World Land Speed Record, to 375....

Page 41 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

Continued from the Dec. 1979 issue Before I commence another instalment of these old diaries I must refer to a letter received from a Mr. J. Ross of Brigg, in which he makes it dear that I have done our RFC pilot out of one type which he had flown by 1915. In his Log Book entries there is no distinction made between AW (Armstrong Whitworth)-built BE2c aeroplanes and FK3s built by that Company,...

Page 52 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1982

A matter of identity

An attempt to solve a classic motor racing problem "A maze of legend has grown up about the destiny of those five Mercedes cars, at least three of which are known to survive . . a whole chapter could easily be filled with them, which does nothing but bear out Mark Twain's old aphorism about the fragments of the True Cross" — William Court, in "Power and Glory". THE 1914 French Grand Prix at Lyons...

Page 22 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1968

Where Have All The Peugeots Gone?

The Editor attempts to trace the fate of some of the most significant Grand Prix cars of all time (Continued from the June issue) Last month I wrote of those pre-1914 Peugeot racing cars evolved by racing drivers Georges Boillot, Jules Goux and Paul Zuccarelli, with the aid of draughtsman Ernest Henry, which, with their inclined o.h. valves operated by twin overhead camshafts, set a fashion in...

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